Pau Carazo at his office at the University of Valencia.

Understanding diversity through sexual selection

In this new Science Space, we visit the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where Pau Carazo studies the evolution of behaviour and sexual selection.

Francesc Mesquita

Researching aquatic invertebrates

Francesc Mesquita works at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where he carries out research on aquatic invertebrates as indicators of water quality and evolutionary aspects.

Loeske Kruuk

Interview with Loeske Kruuk

Loeske Kruuk's studies have promoted the analysis of quantitative genetics in natural populations and its use to test the foundations of evolutionary theory.


Mètode analyses the opportunities, challenges, and threats for drylands

Desertification, overexploitation, or soil degradation are some of the topics addressed in this new monograph on the current state of the world's drylands.


Star Wars and ecology

We can find many physics and biology errors in Star Wars, but let's take a look at ecology.


Nature’s «endless forms» featured in the new Mètode monograph

The fourth volume of 2019 explores the crossroads between current biodiversity and evolution on Earth.

wildebeest biodiversity

The future of biodiversity on Earth

More and more, ecologists are starting to recognise that preserving the maximum number of species is insufficient.


Defining nature

In the 1980s, three sub-disciplines of ecology emerged – restoration ecology, conservation biology, and invasion biology – and all three embraced the nativism paradigm.


Rethinking conservation

Between the mid-1980s and the present day, conservation biology split into two almost independent fields: management ecology and conservation ecology. We have witnessed the recovery of large endangered species and a decrease in small and common species.

marine biodiversity

Marine biodiversity in space and time

Biodiversity has been changing both in space and time. But, luckily, we have remains of ancient organisms, called fossils. These are basically the only direct records of past biodiversity.